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The London Underground line that was built in secret

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The London Underground line that was built in secret. It was in the heady days of intense rivalry between lines Source: The London Underground line that was built in secret – MyLondon MyLondon Advertisements

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The incredible list of Underground stations that never opened in West London

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The incredible list of Underground stations that never opened in West London. The London Underground is 270 stations big, but there could have been more had certain plans of history gone ahead. West London is already fairly well served by the Tube network compared with, say, South London, but no-one’s exactly going to complain if […]

London’s abandoned underground

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London’s abandoned underground. London has been shaped by its railways, ever since the Metropolitan opened as the world’s first underground line in 1863. As the network grew, old stations, tunnels, entrances, passageways and shafts were left behind Hidden London: Discovering the Forgotten Underground, photographs by Toby Madden and Andy Davies, is published by Yale University […]

The Beautiful Red-Tile Tube Stations Of Leslie Green

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The Beautiful Red-Tile Tube Stations Of Leslie Green. Instantly recognisable, the red-tiled tube station is an icon of London. These much-loved stations on the Bakerloo, Northern and Piccadilly lines are the work of Leslie Green (1875-1908). Each station is slightly different, but all use the same motifs: red-glazed tiles, large arched windows, a prominent cornice […]

The long-forgotten London Underground line that almost reached Milton Keynes

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The long-forgotten London Underground line that almost reached Milton Keynes. The Metropolitan Railway was the world’s first underground line, it reached far into the countryside. Long before the amazing transport system we now enjoy in the city was developed, travelling around London was so much more difficult. Long distance travel had to be done by […]

9 amazing facts you may not have known about the London Underground’s Jubilee Line

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9 amazing facts you may not have known about the London Underground’s Jubilee Line. 1. Youngest line (for now) 2. Deepest line 3. Mr Selfridge 4. Connections 5. Busy line 6. Name change 7. Abandoned platforms 8. Canary Wharf 9. Waterloo Where did the name even come from? Source: 9 amazing facts you may not […]

Charles Holden’s Tube Stations Mapped

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Charles Holden’s Tube Stations Mapped BY M@ Click or tap for larger version.Ever seen a brown-brick tube station with large windows? Then you’ve probably clocked the work of Charles Holden. Holden (1875-1960) designed dozens of stations for London Underground, including many of architectural distinction. Source: Charles Holden’s Tube Stations Mapped | Londonist

London transport fabrics over the decades

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London transport fabrics over the decades. As part of the Celebrating Britain’s Transport Textile project, London Transport Museum curator Georgia Morley has researched the hard wearing and distinctively-patterned fabrics that have covered Britain’s transport seating since the 1920s. Read More: https://www.theguardian.com/cities/gallery/2019/mar/12/london-transport-distinctive-fabrics-moquette-history-in-pictures

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